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Manage Your Dental Hygiene Schedule for Better Oral Health

Posted on 4/20/2016 by Mark Bieber
An elderly woman receiving her dental checkup.Think of caring for your mouth similar to caring for your car. Preventative maintenance is extremely important, as it will prevent a minor problem from turning into a major issue that requires an expensive repair. To keep your teeth healthy, you'll need to have a dental hygiene routine or schedule, and you'll need to take steps to manage it well.

Use these steps to better manage your dental hygiene schedule so that you can keep your mouth healthy.

Keep a Schedule in Your Bathroom
It is crucial that you brush and floss your teeth regularly if you want to have a healthy smile, so if you have a difficult time remembering to do so, start a daily schedule of flossing and brushing. You can keep a written schedule in your bathroom on the counter.

Plan for Travel
It can be difficult to remember to keep up with your oral hygiene schedule when you are traveling. Many people even forget their toothbrush and toothpaste, so keep a travel kit ready at all times with the items that you will need.

You may also want to set reminder alarms on your cell phone so that you can remember to brush and floss twice per day.

Set Up Your Dental Appointments

You should be visiting your dentist at least twice per week. So, after your cleaning and exam, before you leave your dental office, set up your next appointment.

Ask the office staff what types of reminders they can send you to make sure that you get to your next appointment as scheduled. Many dental offices are now sending out email or text reminders to ensure that you make it to your next exam.

Do you have other questions about your dental hygiene schedule? Contact our office to set up an appointment and to get pointers on what you should do differently.

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